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The Coptic Museum

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The Coptic Museum

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No 4 Fakhry Abd el Nour street Abbassia, Cairo 11511 Egypt
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El-Malek El-SalehCairo Metro14 min
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NRP57 wrote a review Feb 2021
St Lucia34 contributions6 helpful votes
Wonderfully kept. Well annotated and loads of interesting artefacts. Well worth a visit. Price is very reasonable too
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kazi Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions64 helpful votes
The Coptic Museum Cairo was founded by Marcus Simaika in 1908. The museum traces the history of Egypt from its beginnings to the present day. It was erected on 8,000 square meter land offered by the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, under the guardianship of Pope Cyril V. The Coptic museum houses the world's most important examples of Coptic art. The museum itself is a beautiful building. It is full of Historic items, lots of things to see with clear descriptions in English. The objects are grouped into different mediums, such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. Also it was not very crowded. But I feel that there are poor light to see all the items properly. It is worth to pay the Entry fee.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Eric M wrote a review Mar 2020
Funchal, Portugal49 contributions20 helpful votes
Although there are some amazing artifacts in this museum, the staff will follow you around constantly like you are a criminal. They also try to usher you out of the museum as quickly as possible, before you have a chance to finish looking at the exhibits. When I was there, they also had a blackout, and they tried to kick me out of the museum without refunding my money. They also refused to return the money that I paid to take photos, even though it was impossible to photograph because of the blackout. It's a shame that these great exhibits had to be ruined by such egregious and incompetent staff.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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nina j wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions10 helpful votes
Medium sized museum of Coptic art, well labelled in English, French & Arabic. Rooms have beautifully carved wooden ceilings. Wall paintings from abandoned monasteries the personal highlight.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mus wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada116 contributions31 helpful votes
A rich and very interesting museum that showcases very important items and objects. If you go to the Coptic area, you should go visit this museum. It costs 100 EGP. It’s included in the Cairo pass if you get one. To get in there, take a taxi or Uber. Another good thing is that the museum is usually not that packed. At the end of your visit try to go outside the building, there is a beautiful area that has beautiful stairs and windows.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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